Goldsmiths, University of London

Degree level: Undergraduate

Anthropology

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Course summary

Investigate the world of anthropology from a new angle. The BA Anthropology programme offers a challenging and contemporary syllabus, exploring key anthropological debates, and using them to help you understand contemporary societal and cultural issues. Why study BA Anthropology at Goldsmiths? We offer a fresher approach to the subject than other institutions – from the impact of austerity economics, to investigating how the creative arts can tackle inequality, you’ll learn much more than just ‘traditional’ anthropology. You’ll look at the subject from a contemporary perspective, and be able to apply what you learn in lectures to your everyday life. In the first two years, you’ll concentrate on basic anthropological concepts, such as kinship, ritual, world systems, and development. You'll also learn to analyse these concepts using video, film and written texts, and you’ll get to study two regions of the world in depth. In your final year you’ll be able to specialise by choosing a selection of option modules, tailoring your degree to your own interests and aspirations. You'll have the opportunity to investigate anthropology in relation to politics, religion, philosophy and psychology in order to develop an interdisciplinary perspective of the subject. You'll explore links between theoretical issues and ethnographic studies, enabling you to think critically about culture and society in Britain, and around the world. Our graduates have gone on to work for the UN, World Bank, NGOs, law companies and corporate social responsibility (CSR) consultancies.

Course details

Modules

Year 1 Introduction to Social Anthropology Ethnography of a Selected Region I Anthropological Methods Ethnographic Film Anthropology in London Anthropological Ideas Anthropology Today Year 2 Anthropology of Religion Anthropology and the Visual 1 Politics, Economics and Social Change Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Europe) Ethnography of a Selected Region 2 (Highland Latin America) Thinking Anthropologically Anthropology and Political Economy Thinking Through Race Year 3 - you also take one of the following research project modules. You will choose and design your own project, after agreeing with your departmental supervisor. Extended Individual Project or Individual Project You will make up the remaining 75-90 credits (depending on your chosen project) from a list of optional modules. Anthropological Approaches to History Anthropology of Health and Medicine Anthropology and Gender Theory Anthropology and the Visual 2 Anthropology in Public Practice Borders and Migration Learning from Social Movements Psychological Perspectives in Anthropology Anthropology of Art 1 The Anthropology of Rights Anthropology and the Visual Production Course Digital Anthropology Anthropology of Violence Anthropology of Development Gender Theory in Practice Staff/Student Research Project Please note that due to staff research commitments not all of these modules may be available every year.

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, depending on your module choices. These include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.


How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

120 credits at Level 4 and a 2:1 average in a comparable programme, and meet the standard qualification requirements for Year 1 of the programme.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

We don't assume you have any knowledge of anthropology, and welcome applications from anyone with arts, social studies or science backgrounds.


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6with a 6.0 in writing and no element lower than 5.5

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Fees and funding

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Anthropology at Goldsmiths, University of London - UCAS